Death taxes seem ominous, and in a way, they are. They're taxes imposed by the government against someone's estate once they pass away.
As 2018 comes to a close, it's time to start looking into changes coming in 2019. If you're planning an estate, then you need to take some time to review your estate and any changes that might need to be made.
If you were left out of a parent's estate, it can be an especially crushing blow. Since your mom or dad is now deceased, there's no way for you to ask them why you were slighted in such a way. This frustration can preclude closure and lead to disinherited children mounting will contests against their siblings.